An Evening with Molly Peacock

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm Archived

In the Atrium, McNally Robinson - Grant Park, 1120 Grant Avenue

In conversation with Margaret Sweatman and signing her new collection The Analyst (Biblioasis).

Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series.

When her analyst suffers a stroke but survives brain hemorrhage to become a painter (the very art the therapist had, decades before, abandoned for training in talk therapy), her long-time patient, distinguished and beloved poet Molly Peacock, took up a unique task. In radiant images, this book-length series of poems describes the state of ambiguous loss (where a loved and respected person is still alive, but no longer the same) and celebrates the restorative process of painting.